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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Ballina Shire, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to New South Wales.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for Ballina Shire.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers qualifications
Ballina Shire - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree2,78120.228.22,26017.824.4+521
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,3359.710.61,0828.59.8+253
Certificate IV Level5864.33.33302.62.5+256
Certificate III Level2,63019.115.62,45519.315.6+175
Certificate I and II Level2732.01.42492.01.5+24
Certificate Level, nfd3092.22.03092.42.40
No qualification5,59140.734.65,27841.638.3+313
Inadequately described or not stated2371.74.27355.85.5-498

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers qualification, 2011
Local workers qualification, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, New South Wales: 28.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.6% Certificate IV Level, New South Wales: 3.3% Certificate III Level, New South Wales: 15.6% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales: 2.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Ballina Shire: 20.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Ballina Shire: 9.7% Certificate IV Level, Ballina Shire: 4.3% Certificate III Level, Ballina Shire: 19.1% Certificate I and II Level, Ballina Shire: 2.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Ballina Shire: 2.2% No qualification, Ballina Shire: 40.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Ballina Shire - All industries: +521 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Ballina Shire - All industries: +253 Certificate IV Level, Ballina Shire - All industries: +256 Certificate III Level, Ballina Shire - All industries: +175 Certificate I and II Level, Ballina Shire - All industries: +24 Certificate Level, nfd, Ballina Shire - All industries: 0 No qualification, Ballina Shire - All industries: +313
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in Ballina Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 57.6% of the held educational qualifications, and 40.7% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in Ballina Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (40.7% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (19.1% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate IV Levels (4.3% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.2% compared to 28.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in Ballina Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+521 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+313 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+256 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+253 local workers)

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